01.19.10 — Another Great Swim

Type: Paddles, Pull Buoy, and Sharing the Lane
Distance: 2,250 yards
Time: 24 minutes or so
Workout: 3 x 750 yards

This was pretty much a copy of last night’s workout, with the exception of the last set of 750 yards. When I was resting between sets 2 and 3, a guy who looked really fast asked if we could share a lane. I was nervous, but said yes of course. I hate it when someone tells you no when you ask if you want to share a lane. Besides, I was on my last set and thought even if he were a thrasher, I would be alright. It was only 750 yards.

It turns out he was just a little faster that I was, which was great. What I decided to do was give him about 15 yards and then try and catch him. I decided I would push really hard during that set and do what I could to catch the bugger. And what do you know? I worked dang hard to first catch him and then hang on to his feet. The good news is I gave him enough space that I wasn’t playing footsies with him, but I knew I was keeping up. That was a hard last set and I am dang glad he showed up.

I am not one for chit chat at the pool, especially with another guy, so I jumped out and took off when I was through. Overall, fantastic workout. Now it is time to stretch out the distances and slow down the pace a little. It has been a great month. Now it is off to watch The Biggest Loser with Mrs. Hot Wife…

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...